• Lots of leaders throughout history have been philosophical deep thinkers. It tends to result in drastic changes, often times leading to great suffering. Mussolini, Lenin, Mau, and Pol Pot were all philosophical deep thinkers, often conferring with other philosophical deep thinkers who influenced them negatively as well. That is not to say that philosophical deep thinking is necessarily bad for policy, but these leaders need to be held to answer to someone or something rooted in reality to avoid catastrophes like genocide, world war, mass starvation, etc. (for example the holocaust, the holodomir, world war II, the great leap forward, etc.).
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      I should have included in my answer that leaders should set a good example and have a sense of morality. Unfortunately there is suffering, war and death in the world. When it comes to having a deep mind, there is understanding, empathy and having a sense of humanity so my question is, if all leaders were like this, what would the world be like?
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      No doubt that the world would be better if we had better leaders. But the sad reality is that the political systems, especially in bigger countries, reward those who are least scrupulous and punish those who have a healthy sense of morality. Universal democracy was supposed to repair that, but, unfortunately, party politics was able to undo the repair.
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      Yeah, the reality of the people in the world is disappointing. It seems that immoral people are doing the punishing and get away with it unfortunately
  • As bostjan mentioned Benito Mussolini: he used his charisma to establish a powerful fascist state by his deep thinking and philosophical views when he fostered a "cult of personality," projecting himself as an omnipotent and indispensable leader. Fascism prioritizes and unifies the nation over the individual who exists to serve the nation. In itself, fascism is usually good, just as long as the leaders don't abuse their power.
    • Shadow Of The Mind
      There are evil dictators in fascism so there is no good in fascism
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Actually, fascism is not all bad in comparison to the US, which under the Trump administration, and then the Biden administration, (the country is divided) by its right and left wingers, racial wars, non-stop protests, mass shootings and etc. The US is a dysfunctional country. Looking back in history, fascism arose in Europe after WW1 when many people yearned for national unity and strong leadership. Fact: during the 1930's, Benito Mussolini organized industry, agriculture and economic services. Mussolini helped Italy's economy grow and bring people together. If he had not abused his power, Italy would not have joined the Axis powers in WW2.
  • "One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” ― Nikola Tesla
  • You must think twice before you say there is nothing good in fascism.

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